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Robert Hill Named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

10–28–2019 PITTSBURGH – Robert Hill has been named a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation CEO Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. Robert is a President and owner of Retail Sites, LLC a real estate development and investment firm in Maple Shade NJ that specializes in development and(…)

USATF Foundation Grantees Shine at World Championships

10-7-2019 DOHA After a grueling 10 days of hard-fought battles at Khalifa International Stadium, Team USA and the USATF Foundation Grantees brought home the hardware. The final medal tally from Doha included 29 medals – 14 gold, 11 silver, and 4 bronze. All-time USATF Foundation Grantees that competed in Doha contributed 18 medal winners, 14(…)

Willie Banks Elected to IAAF Council

9-30-2019 DOHA In a very competitive contest, track & field icon and USATF Foundation Director Willie Banks was elected to the IAAF Council last week in Doha, Qatar. Banks will serve a 4-year term as an “Individual Council Member”. As a former world record holder, Willie is no stranger to being a high-profile personality in(…)

USATF Foundation to be Well-Represented in Doha

DOHA – Later this month, 115 athletes will make the long flight to Doha to represent Team USA at the IAAF World Championships.  As in several recent Championships, the USATF Foundation will be showcased with 50 grant award winners scheduled to compete. “To see our grantees competing on the big stage is always exciting”, stated(…)

USATF Foundation Awards Elite Athlete Development Grants to 51 Track & Field Athletes

PITTSBURGH – The USA Track & Field Foundation Board of Directors and donors were pleased to witness the four intense days of competition in Des Moines, Iowa at the USATF Outdoor Championships as the best in track & field fought for a coveted national title.  Continuing its support and appreciation for the talent and dedication(…)

USATF Foundation awards $625,000 in Stephen A. Schwarzman Grant Funds

NEW YORK CITY – Along with the rest of America’s track & field fans, the USATF Foundation was privileged to witness four grueling days of competition in Des Moines, Iowa at the 2019 USATF Outdoor Championships.  The best athletes in the sport fought to qualify to represent Team USA in Doha, Qatar this fall.  Over(…)

Jay Balaban Named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

PITTSBURGH – Jay Balaban has been named a director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation CEO Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. Jay is the founder & CEO of Connected Apparel, a women’s dress brand. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, Jay has been at the(…)

USA Track & Field Foundation announces 20 Youth Club Grant Recipients

PITTSBURGH – The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and CEO Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 20 Youth Club Grants to track & field clubs throughout the country. The grants assist young male and female athletes with expenses such as travel to meets, equipment, uniforms and facility rental. “We are proud(…)

USATF Foundation Promotes Tom Jackovic to CEO, Trixie Saumsiegle to COO

PITTSBURGH – Following its winter board meeting in San Diego last month, the USATF Foundation Board of Directors announced two executive staff promotions: Tom Jackovic has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer and Trixie Saumsiegle to Chief Operating Officer, stated Chairman Bob Greifeld. Jackovic has been Executive Director since the USATF Foundation’s inception in 2004(…)

Lisa Larson Named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

PITTSBURGH – Lisa Larson has been named a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation CEO Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. Lisa Larson is a residential real estate professional at Warburg Realty, one of the oldest and last privately-held luxury real estate brokerages in New York City. Consistently(…)